Starsky wrote:Splices are easy enough but I've yet to need one in replacing a depower line. I avoid em when I can because you either have to lock em with stitching or an exit, wrap and re entry that starts to get bulky and kinda defeats the whole purpose. I'm not sure I see how a splice could make the pictured set up any cleaner. As to strength that line is rated over 3000 lbs. You could knot it any way you want and it will still be the strongest link in the whole bar set up.
if you are worried about locking the splice with stitching or an exit you can always use a locking brummel splice loop , the tail with this splice can be shorter since there is really no pull on it and does not need to be stitched or exit/reentered.